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Dr. Darryl Roundy D.C.

CHIROPRACTOR University Place WA

Atlas Family Chiropractic

Discover Atlas Family Chiropractic in University Place WA! Chiropractic is the largest drug-free healing art in the world and our doctors are trained in some of the most gentle and precise methods to help you and your family achieve your health goals.

At Atlas Family Chiropractic in University Place, Washington, our doctors offer chiropractic care for health, wellness, and optimal function. With over 50 years of combined experience, we deliver safe, effective, natural, and non-invasive chiropractic care to patients of all ages in Tacoma and the surrounding areas.

We welcome you to visit our office for gentle and specific chiropractic care, non-surgical spinal decompression, and therapeutic high-intensity laser therapy. If nothing else, stop by and visit our office dog, Kenai, if you’re having a bad day, he’s sure to make it a much happier day.

Why Is Our Approach Different?

Our approach is unique. We begin with a thorough examination and radiographs of the affected areas, followed by extensive biomechanical analysis of the radiographs to draft a treatment plan.

Your first adjustment is scheduled 1 or 2 days later, allowing ample time and attention for your care. On this day, you'll receive a copy of your results and radiographs, with everything explained, before your first adjustment.

Our primary specialty is Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic. This method utilizes a table-mounted instrument that delivers a percussion impulse to adjust or realign your upper neck. The adjustment is painless, and most patients notice an immediate 30-50% reduction of irritation in the upper neck, with lower areas soon following.

Lower areas of the spine are adjusted using an Arthrostim or Activator adjusting instrument, ensuring gentle and precise correction of vertebral subluxation. A Thompson drop table may also be used for adjusting the pelvis or other areas, depending on the doctor's chosen technique for your situation.

In addition to our unique chiropractic style, our doctors may provide dietary advice and make nutritional recommendations tailored to your specific needs. If your condition falls outside our area of expertise, we will gladly refer you to the appropriate provider.

Specialized Services

Chiropractor University Place WA Darryl Roundy

Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic

Gentle, effective and precise spinal correction technique that uses percussive sound waves to correct the first bone of the spine.

Chiropractic University Place WA Spinal Decompression

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

Revolutionary new technology used primarily to treat disc injuries in the neck and lower back.

Chiropractic University Place WA Custom Orthotics

Custom Orthotics

Reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment.

Chiropractic University Place WA Laser

Laser Therapy

Painless, non-invasive therapy that promotes healing and gives relief for both acute and chronic pain.

Conditions we frequently see:

  • Spinal pain (neck, midback, low back pain): While many patients come to us with pain complaints, our doctors are adept at achieving results in pain management. However, our primary focus is enhancing your innate healing potential by correcting nerve irritation.
  • Headaches and migraines: Our doctors are extensively trained in Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic, a specialized and precise method for correcting upper neck alignment using a table-mounted instrument.
  • Disc bulges and herniations: We provide non-surgical spinal decompression for both the cervical and lumbar spine. This treatment is focused on reducing disc herniations and often results in a "plumping" effect of the disc through increased nutrition and hydration. Using this tool, we have successfully helped numerous patients avoid steroid injections and surgery.
  • Extremity complaints: Our doctors have received additional training in adjusting extremities, including shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, ankles/feet, and TMJ.
  • Bursitis, tendonitis: Through the use of high-intensity laser therapy, we can often reduce or even eliminate difficult and nagging complaints.

Services we offer:

  • Gentle and specific chiropractic care for the family: Our doctors tailor the treatment approach to each individual, often employing a combination of techniques to achieve the best results.
  • Spinal Decompression: Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is provided for disc herniations, osteoarthritis and spondylolisthesis.
  • Laser therapy: Laser therapy is utilized to expedite tissue healing, reduce pain levels, and minimize the need for pain medications. We commonly apply laser therapy following dental procedures, injuries, concussions, plantar fasciitis, TMJ pain, muscle strains, and tendonitis.
  • Custom orthotic: Our doctors utilize a digitizing platform to track foot mechanics and motion at 300 times per second. Based on these findings, we determine whether you are in need of custom orthotics or if you would benefit from an off the-shelf solution.

Our Mission Statement

We exist to guide and elevate individuals to the greatest expression of themselves, so that they may thrive and flourish.

Can your health condition be helped with chiropractic care?

We believe that knowledge is empowering. After providing you with detailed findings and recommendations, our goal is to empower you to take proactive steps in your health journey.

Please be aware that we may suggest dietary or supplementation recommendations tailored to your situation. Additionally, we may suggest specific exercises or home care for your spinal rehabilitation. All we ask is that you actively participate in your health journey. By being an engaged partner, you can achieve more comprehensive results in a shorter timeframe.

Why do I need chiropractic care when I’m not in pain?

A simple analogy: Just as we regularly brush our teeth even in the absence of a toothache and have routine dental checkups even when there are no problems, we understand the importance of being proactive with our dental health to ensure our teeth last a lifetime.

Similarly, chiropractic care, at its best, is preventative. By addressing small issues before they escalate, we can prevent them from becoming major problems. Moreover, a properly aligned and functioning spine is less susceptible to premature wear and tear, leading to an enhanced quality of life.